Re: Emotional AI (again)

Damien Broderick (
Sun, 26 Jan 1997 13:06:28 +1000

At 05:59 PM 1/25/97 -0600, Eli wrote:
>[Damien Broderick:]
>> (Damasio's Error being not to call it DESCARTES'S ERROR)

>A common misconception. Descartes' Error is correct; so is Moses'
>Bible. Chalmers's philosophy or Janet Morris's science fiction is
>another matter. You see, *ancient* names *are* apostrophe-only. Modern
>names are apostrophe-and-s.

Hm. As so often, Eliezer might be right for the wrong reason. I don't
speak French, but I do know that an unvoiced terminal French consonant
becomes voiced when it's followed by a word starting with a vowel. Since
Damasio's book is in English, I took it that it ought to be pronounced
Day-Kart Error, which does not roll trippingly from the tongue. Perhaps a
Gallic transform would indeed make it Day-kart's Error. Bof!

This is really deep extropian philosophy, hey?

Damien Broderick